Former Bama Walk-On Headed to Pittsburgh
Four-year NFL veteran corner and former undrafted free-agent Levi Wallace has parted with Buffalo and is headed to Pittsburgh on a two-year deal worth $8 million.
Wallace was signed by the Bills in May of 2018 to a three-year $1.71 contract after going undrafted out of Alabama. He was cut in September of the same year and re-signed to Buffalo's practice squad the following day. He was added to the active roster two months after practice squad duties in November of 2018 and finished his rookie season with 37 combined tackles (24 solo).
For his four-year career in the NFL, Wallace has a total of 219 combined tackles, 30 pass deflections and six interceptions.
Wallace is now the fourth Bama alumnus in Pittsburgh as he joins running back Najee Harris, fellow undrafted free agent J. C. Hassenauer and all-pro safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.
As a walk-on with little to none in the recruiting file at Alabama, Wallace didn't see much time as a freshman and sophomore. However, his efforts earned him a walk-on scholarship before his junior season and he served in a starting role as a senior for Alabama's 2018 national championship run.
This contract with the Steelers is Wallace's first multi-year deal as a professional and it more than doubles the salary from his one-year $1.75 million deal with Buffalo in 2021.